Nutrition and Eating

Healthy Breakfasts: Good for the Earth and Good for You

Whether you’re just curious about vegan cuisine or already a fan, these recipes from London’s famed Farmacy Kitchen restaurant are sure to wake your taste buds up with a smile. Good for the earth and good for you.

Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes

Yields: 5 Servings


  • ½ cup gluten-free oat flour
  • ¾ cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup homemade apple sauce (see page 33)
  • ½ cup dairy-free milk
  • 2 Tbs. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Finishing Touches

  • sliced bananas
  • fresh berries
  • jam
  • coconut yogurt
  • maple syrup


Place all the ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and, when hot,  pour 2⁄3 cup of pancake batter into the center of the pan. Spread it into a circle with the back of a spoon, keeping it reasonably thick. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

Slide a spatula underneath the pancake, flip it over and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes before removing it from the pan. Put the pancake on a warm plate and cover with a dish cloth. Repeat until you have used up all the batter.

Serve with banana slices, berries, jam, coconut yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Probiotic Chia & Spirulina Jar

Probiotic Chia Spirulina Jar

Yields: 4 Servings


For the chia pudding:

  • 2 cups nut or seed milk
  • 1 Tbs. honey or other sweetener (optional)
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1⁄3 cup chia seeds

For the probiotic spirulina yogurt:

  • 2 cups cashew yogurt n ¼ tsp.  vanilla  powder n 1 Tbs. honey or other
  • sweetener (optional)
  • ½ tsp. spirulina powder
  • pinch of salt

Finishing touches

  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 2 Tbs. bee pollen (optional)
  • ¼ cup coconut chips
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds


To make the chia pudding, blend the nut or seed milk with the honey (if using) and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Stir in the chia seeds until well combined. Soak until the seeds have absorbed all the liquid and become gelatinous. This mixture will keep for 3 days in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

To make the yogurt, blend all the ingredients together in a high-speed blender until well combined.

To assemble, put a layer of strawberry slices around the edge of the bottom of  a  parfait jar and add some yogurt. Spoon a layer of chia pudding on top of this. Finish with more strawberry slices, the bee pollen (if using), coconut chips and sliced almonds.

Sprouted Quinoa Granola With Homemade Apple Sauce

Sprouted Quinoa Granola With Homemade Apple Sauce

Yields: 12 Servings


For the granola:

  • 1 cup homemade apple sauce (see below)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tbs. tahini
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 12 oz.  sprouted  quinoa
  • ½  cup sunflower  seeds
  • ½  cup  pumpkin  seeds
  • 2  tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup goji berries

For the apple sauce:

  • 10 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • sweetener of choice (optional)
  • queeze of lemon juice (optional)

Note: most apple varieties will work in this sauce, but a sweet variety will eliminate the need to add sweetener.


To make the granola:

Preheat the oven to 300°F. In a small bowl, mix together the apple sauce, maple syrup, tahini and vanilla until you have a thick paste.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the quinoa, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, cinnamon and salt. Pour the apple sauce mixture over the quinoa and seeds and stir to combine. Spread the granola evenly over a baking pan lined with nonstick parchment paper and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove the pan, stir the granola minimally to ensure you keep nice big clumps and bake for another 20 minutes, until toasted.

Allow the granola to cool, then stir in the raisins and goji berries. Store in an airtight container.

To make the apple sauce:

Put the apple slices in a large saucepan, add the water and cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the apples break down into a thick sauce. This will take about 20 minutes.

Pour the cooked apple into a blender and whizz until smooth. Taste and add any of the optional ingredients to taste. Store in a refrigerator for 1 week, or freeze.

All recipes and photos reprinted in TriHealth's Cincinnati Health & Life Magazine with permission from Farmacy Kitchen Cookbook by Camilla Fayed. Photos by Nick Hopper. © 2018 Aster.

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Last Updated: August 16, 2018